Criteria for Admission
Milestones Wellness Centers will screen each potential patient using a number of Federally approved screening methods and the physician will solely determine eligibility and or an appropriate treatment plan which may include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):
- Patient must verify that they are at least 18 years of age. Each patient will be required to provide state or Federal ID upon intake.
- Verify the person’s identity including: name, address, date of birth, emergency contact, and other identifying information as needed.
- Obtain a personal drug use history and current drug use status from each patient.
- Physician and Clinical questionnaire and medical evaluation.
Patients Rights: Confidentiality and Consent
As a patient getting treatment for a substance use disorder, your personal and medical information is protected under HIPPA law. This law states that your doctor or any employee(s) with Milestones Wellness Centers is not allowed to tell anyone the reason that you are being treated, without your written permission. Doctor(s) or any employee(s) of Milestones Wellness Centers are not permitted to share with anyone whether or not you are a patient.
With your written approval or request your doctor or employee of Milestones Wellness Centers may inform others about your treatment. No information will be released without a signed consent form, which will include the name of your doctor or treatment provider, the person/group to whom your information is going, the purpose of the disclosure, how much information may be communicated, and the date. If you sign a consent form, you have the right to change your mind at any time. If you do change your mind, your doctor or employee of Milestones Wellness Centers will not share your information with others.
Impact on Treatment
Though confidentiality law is strict, this will not hinder you from receiving quality treatment and exceptional patient care. Exceptions were written into law to make sure patients are provided excellent care. For instance, information can be shared among treatment staff in order to further or provide you enhanced quality care. Also, the law takes into account unexpected things that might happen. For instance, if there is a medical emergency and others need to know, the medical personnel treating you can be informed you are receiving maintenance treatment for a substance use disorder. Remember, the confidentiality law was set up to protect your rights. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about confidentiality or consent.